iPhone Personal Hotspot auto connect

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by nlrela, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. nlrela macrumors newbie

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    I am using Personal Hotspot quite often in my car, but don’t get why it doesn’t auto connect….

    I first have to go to the “Settings – Personal Hotspot” menu before devices do connect.
    Otherwise the devices don’t connect, no matter whether Personal Hotspot is switched on.

    How can I get the devices connect automatically without switching to the settings menu every time?
    Switching on “Personal Hotspot” should be enough, shouldn’t it?
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

    gsmornot

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    If you're trying to connect an iPad make sure you have the same iCloud login setup on both devices. I leave hotspot turned off. When I want to connect, I open wi-fi on my iPad and click on my phone name. It will activate hotspot and complete the connection without asking for a password. This is what I took to be auto connect. I have not in the past had my iPad connect to my hotspot without doing something manual.
     
  3. Rhonindk, Mar 25, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015

    Rhonindk macrumors 68020

    Rhonindk

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    Sorry, no. This hasn't worked with my 5S nor my current 6+. Interestingly, while driving, my wife's iPad4 will auto-connect with her HTC One.
    I'm not sure if this is just that iDevice's see other iDevice hot spots as something other than "standard" wifi. :confused:
     
  4. nlrela thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Want to connect a non Apple device to the IOS Personal Hotspot and it doesn't auto connect as I described ....
     

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